November 07, 2023

Sweet Shankarpali Recipe | Sweet Shakarpara Recipe | Snacks Recipes

Sweet shankarpali is a deep-fried, crispy square or diamond shaped snack. This snack is made with maida ( all purpose flour), ghee, sugar and flavored with cardamom powder. Shankarpali is also called as shakarpara. It is a traditional snack prepared on festival like Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi.


  • Maida/All Purpose Flour - 1 & ¼ cup
  • Sugar - ¼ cup
  • Ghee - ¼ cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom Powder

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of water on medium flame. 
  2. Add ghee and sugar.
  3. Stir continuously until sugar melts.
  4. Switch off the flame and add salt and cardamom powder. Allow to cool.
  5. In a large plate take 1 cup of maida. Add the sugar water to the flour. Mix well
  6. Now add remining maida and knead well.
  7. Sprinkle a table spoon of water o knead the stiff and soft dough.
  8. keep covered for 25 mins.
  9. After 25 mins knead the dough again and divide into 3 balls.
  10. Roll medium thick roti 
  11. Divide the dough into 4-5 equal portions and shape them into round balls.  Take one dough ball and roll it into thin roti. 
  12. Cut into square or diamond shape and deep fry until the shankarpali turns to golden brown in color.
  13. When it comes to room temperature store in an airtight container.

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